Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The DNA Speaks

Here is a graphic representation of the phylogenetic analysis which further confirms that Hudsonian Whimbrel and Eurasian Whimbrel are genetically distinct. The researchers used Upland Sandpiper as their outgroup.

2 comments:

Michael said...

The cladogram seems convincing although the sample size is small and geographically limited - it would have been nice to see some Whimbrels from the disjunct Alaskan population included as well as a comparable analysis of informative nuclear DNA sequences.

Robert Maciver said...

What he said.